Can I get the Warm Home Discount?

Yes - as of 1st of April 2018, we are a Warm Home discount supplier

 

What is the Warm Home Discount?

The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme which provides a one-off credit of £140 (VAT included) towards the electricity or gas bills of households that need it most. This credit will be provided between September 2018 and March 2019.

The regulation for the 2018/19 scheme is still to be confirmed and so may be subject to change.

 

How do I get the Warm Home Discount?

There are two ways that you can qualify for the Warm Home Discount scheme:


1 - You automatically qualify for the Warm Home Discount - (Core Group)

If you or your partner receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension credit and your names are on your energy statements.

You don't need to anything, the Department for Work and Pensions will send you a letter between the 11/10/18 and the 23/11/18 to let you know you will be receiving the credit.

£140 will then automatically be added to your electricity account between September 2018 and March 2019.

If you haven't received a letter by the 07/12/18 and think that you should have, then from the 15/10/18 you can contact the Warm home discount helpline as below.

The Warm Home Discount Team:

Telephone: 0800 731 0214

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

 

2 - You need to apply - (Broader Group)

We will be opening up applications to our Warm Home Discount Scheme in the Autumn of 2018. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis when we open the scheme in the Autumn. To register your interest in finding out more, please complete this form: http://bulb.co.uk/warm-home-discount

You can apply if you receive one of the following qualifying benefits

1) A person who receives Income Support AND
(a) has a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with that person
OR (b) receives any one of the following in addition to Income Support
- Child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element;
- A disabled child premium;
- A disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium;
- A pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium. 

2) A person who receives Income-related Employment and Support Allowance which includes a work-related activity or support component AND
(a) has a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with that person.
OR (b) receives any one of the following in addition to Employment and Support Allowance
- Child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element;
- A disabled child premium;
- A disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium;
- A pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium.

 3) A person who receives Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance AND 
(a) has a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with that person
OR (b) receives any one of the following in addition to Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Child tax credit which includes a disability or severe disability element;
- A disabled child premium;
- A disability premium, enhanced disability premium or severe disability premium;
- A pensioner premium, higher pensioner premium or enhanced pensioner premium

 4) A person who is in receipt of universal credit, and is employed, self-employed or not in work and on an annual income not exceeding £16,190 AND
(a) is in receipt of the limited capability for work element, with or without a work-related activity element
OR (b) is in receipt of the disabled child element
OR (c) has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily with that person

5) A person who is receiving child tax credit by virtue of an award which is based on an annual income not exceeding £16,190 AND
(a) is in receipt of a qualifying component falling within paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition of a qualifying component (as criteria 1 to 3 above)
OR (b) has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 5 who ordinarily resides with that person

(Note that the regulation for the 2018/19 scheme is still being confirmed, so this information may be subject to change.)

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